Varner Repeats as SCAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Year
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SHREVEPORT, La. - Junior Jessica Varner nabbed Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Year honors for the second straight year.

The honor for Varner comes after she was the only SCAC women’s golfer to appear on the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Region squad for the 2017-18 season.

During the year, Varner captured four titles and seven top-5 finishes in the nine tournaments of competition – including beginning the season with two straight wins. She turned in her best collegiate score to par (147, +3) to win the UT Tyler Al Jones Memorial on September 25-26, 2017. In claiming victory for the second-consecutive season in the tournament, Varner fired her lowest collegiate round (72, even) on the second day.

Varner also finished third at the 2018 SCAC Championships with a 157 (+13) total to earn First Team All-Conference accolades for the third consecutive season.

Other wins on the season for Varner include the Louisiana College Fall Classic (September 18-19, 2017), the Concordia Linda Lowery Invite (February 26-27, 2018), and the Letourneau Pinecrest Intercollegiate (March 12-13, 2018). For the season, Varner was named SCAC Women’s Golfer of the Week after all four wins.